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Results:
Date count run19 Mar 2021
Election rulesERS97 STV
Candidates running5
Available position1
Total ballots44
Valid votes44
Invalid votes0

Count

Round Talal Ahmad Zaid Khan Muhammad Jamshaid Muhammad Khan RON (Re-Open Nominations) Exhausted Surplus Threshold
1 20.00 6.00 11.00 7.00 0.00 0.00 0.00 22.00
Count of first choices. The initial quota is 22.00. No candidates have surplus votes so candidates will be eliminated and their votes transferred for the next round.
2 20.00 12.00 8.00 4.00 0.00 20.00
All losing candidates are eliminated. Count after substage 1 of 1 of eliminating Zaid Khan and RON (Re-Open Nominations). Transferred votes with value 1.00. Since no candidate has been elected, the quota is reduced to 20.00. Candidate Talal Ahmad has reached the threshold and is elected.

Winner is Talal Ahmad.

Number of vacancies: 1

Candidates

Zaid Khan
Hi everyone! I am running to be the next Vice President of the UCL Pakistan Society as I believe that I can add an immense amount of value to life here. Whether I am elected, or whether I’m not, anyone and everyone is more than welcome to approach me with any suggestions and/or concerns they may have, I’m all ears. If I am elected, I will help to host many new events, such as a scavenger hunt around London once we are permitted to host in person events again but in the meantime I hope to host events such as a Paksoc themed “Survivor” competition with prizes to be won. Additionally, I plan to do collaborations with societies in which we have never done collaborations with before. Finally and most importantly, I aspire to continue to make Paksoc a place for everyone, whether you are a fresher or a final year student, you will have a strong sense of welcoming within our society where there will always be someone to talk to. These are just a few ideas which I hope to implement once I am elected. Having been media officer for the society this year, I can definitely say that being a part of this society has been a highlight of this year and I have met some awesome people. I hope that, as being Vice President, I can continue to make the society flourish and be as enjoyable as it can possibly be. Thank you for taking the time to read my manifesto, and feel free to reach out to me if you have any concerns or you just want to talk :).
Muhammad Jamshaid
As a regular attendee of the Pak soc events this year, I nuanced that the Vice Presidency would entail for me to personify with devotion the cultural heritage that make up the outlook and variegated drapery of our country.
My objective is clear: to create a space where everyone feels secure and homely to come to. A safe space for our multiple diverse cultures to meet unitedly and share their anecdote. Be it our diverse cultural Languages, music or dance, art or acting, it is supreme to accept that these forms our UCL Pakistan Society. Be you Punjabis, Pashtun, Balochis, Sindhis, or Kashmiris, your society has gotten it all!
The foremost goal is to introduce guest-speaker sessions related to Economy, Politics, and other sectors. Furthermore, more frequent boat parties, qawwali nights, etc. to boost social interaction post-pandemic are also further addition to our goals. A plan is also to create a forum to make it easier for the members to present any recommendation for the society, or any of their problem which the society can help you to solve.
Living away from home at a university can be tribulation for many, at times. The UCL Pakistan Society should be your go-to place. It is a family, a home-away from home. What we need as now, is to be able to unequivocally express ourselves to the people on the same page as us, leaving the session feeling better after that boring lecture you had during the day.
You and I unitedly can definitely attain that!
Yours,
AJ
Muhammad Khan
Salam! I’m Aaman, a first year Pharmacy student and I am running to be Pakistan Society’s Vice President! Having been an active member of the society - including serving as Sports Officer - I have thoroughly enjoyed participating and organising a few of our ‘Chai and Spill’ events over the past year. As PakSoc’s Sports Officer over the past year, despite the limited capability to run (no pun intended!) face to face events, I have helped to co-ordinate the ‘PakSoc Gets Fit’ programme, where we encouraged Freshers to compete on Strava against non-freshers.

I would love to continue and further my involvement at one of London’s biggest cultural societies in 2021/22. As the Vice President of Pakistan Society, I want to bring the following to our family:

- Working with the rest of the committee to organise more face to face (Covid-permitting1) icebreaker events to allow Freshers to swiftly familiarise themselves within the society and UCL as a whole. This can include the return of Qawwali Nights, boat parties and intra-PakSoc dinner nights.
- Ensure that the society runs smoothly by listening to its most important asset- which is YOU! To do this, we will establish an effective feedback system.
- More discussion panels to further promote and debate Pakistani history and identity, such as the Independence struggle.

Overall, I’m excited to bring my experience and skills to what will hopefully be a return to the old normal next year, Inshallah. Thanks for reading!
Talal Ahmad
Salam everyone! I’m Talal, a first year Biochemical Engineer. You may already know me as the current sports officer and a proud member of this year’s committee. Throughout the year, despite the challenges of Covid-19, I’ve been an active member of the committee both organising events and being a great representative of the society. Now I ask you to vote for me as next year's Vice President.

Even though the pandemic made life challenging for everyone at the society and we all missed out on fantastic in person events, I have still managed to gather crucial experience for the future. I understand the responsibility I will have of bringing like-minded Pakistanis together next year.

My primary role will be to support the president and the rest of the committee so the society can run smoothly. As a vice president, I will focus on 3 main goals:
1- Introduction of career-orientated events giving everyone a chance of expanding their network in the Pakistani community.
2- Hosting a wide range of off-campus activities like sports nights and theme park visits.
3- Making Paksoc inclusive for all, bringing people from all year groups together. My aim is to break the barrier among us to give opportunity to socialise and make lifelong friends.

Lastly, I wish you pass this year with flying colours, and I hope to see you next year as Pakistan Society's Vice President.